Culinary Epicenter of The World?

Strarbucks comes to town (acutally, it has been in town now more than 10 years).

One reason Americans are so fat. Drive through Starbucks in Yeonhui dong, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Tres mariachis en el bano.  Tomatillo, Itaewon dong.
Tres mariachis en el bano.
Tomatillo, Itaewon dong.
The posh interior of Tomatillo in Itaewon.
The posh interior of Tomatillo in Itaewon.
Itaewon Tomatillo.  Mexican dining in pure elegance.
Itaewon Tomatillo. Mexican dining in pure elegance.  An American I recently spoke with remarked how “Koreans can dress so elegantly, and then put on tennis shoes.”
Tuk Tuk, one of the many Thai restaurants on offer.  Preparing vegetables to go with the noodles.
Tuk Tuk, one of the many Thai restaurants on offer. Preparing vegetables to go with the noodles.
Acai is all the rage in Hongdae.  And I thought its popularity was confined to Brazil!
Acai is all the rage in Hongdae. And I thought its popularity was confined to Brazil!
Tuk Tuk from the inside

Tuk Tuk from the inside

Bandeira Brasileira

Brazilian flags flying in the window

Beerfest

Craft beer is currently the rage in parts of Seoul, especially where young people hang out.

Breads, like coffee before it, is really starting to catch on

Breads, like coffee before, are really starting to catch on

Superman preparing soup at one of my favorite places, Soupman.

Superman preparing soup at one of my favorite places, Soupman.

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Tomato soup at the Soupman. In the summer, when things start to “hot up,” they even serve gazpacho, “watermelon gazpacho” according to the man working there.

This guy sets up his cart every evening around dusk, and gets the sophisticated to sip some wine and eat his delicious food

This guy sets up his cart every evening around dusk, and gets the sophisticated to sip some wine and eat his delicious food.  I could not believe my eyes.  Talk about economy of space!

Remember, this is what this place was made for........

Remember, this is what this place was made for……..

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  1. Acai is delicioussss.. its spread to korea… wow !!! Just another reason to come back.

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